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Apple secures another countrywide ban on Samsung phones

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(Read caption) Samsung flags are set up at the main entrance before the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin in August. A Dutch court has ordered Samsung to halt the sales of certain mobile devices.

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Apple has won the latest battle in its long-simmering war with Samsung. 

On Wednesday, a court in The Netherlands ruled that a scrolling feature used in Samsung's mobile software infringed upon a key Apple patent, and ordered Samsung to halt sales on a range of Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

"The ban only applies to Galaxy products that run Android 2.2.1 and higher that don't use Samsung's proprietary photo gallery software," IDG News reported

The patent in question allows users to flick, pinch, and scroll their way through images saved onto Samsung devices. 

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